Consumers warned against use of fake NHBRC logo
Consumers warned against use of fake NHBRC logo

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has warned unsuspecting housing consumers against the fraudulent use of its logo in a letter allegedly sent out by Cosmopolitan Projects about guarantees on their completed homes.

12 hours ago

SA's 2018 Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest winners revealed
SA's 2018 Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest winners revealed

Vahin Parmananda and Mthokozisi Sibisi from the University of KwaZulu-Natal were selected by a panel of industry experts as the local winning team in the 2018 Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest. Their project, Solar Creek Community, proposes a climate-driven approach to creating sustainable communities.

17 hours ago

Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders
Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders

Designed by MDS Architecture and developed by Flanagan and Gerard for Vukile Property Fund, Setsing Crescent in Phuthaditjaba is being transformed into Maluti Crescent.

1 day ago

2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced
2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards. The awards will be presented during the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit on 18 June at the St Regis Hotel in Mauritius.

1 day ago

Makoma Lekalakala, director for Earthlife Africa, and Liz McDaid, climate change coordinator for Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)
Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa. The local grassroots activists have been recognised for leading the charge against South Africa's nuclear deal with Russia, resulting in the High Court in early 2017 ruling the $76bn nuclear power project unconstitutional.

2 days ago

Cape water crisis highlights larger challenge for property owners, developers
Cape water crisis highlights larger challenge for property owners, developers

Landlords and commercial developers will need to urgently rethink sustainability issues if they want their properties to remain attractive. With the water crisis in the Western Cape the most immediate problem at hand, it's highlighting a bigger environmental trend that will need to be addressed sooner than most think.

By Gary Palmer 2 days ago

Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory
Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory

As part of its multi-billion rand investment roll out, South African brick maker Corobrik is investing R800m in a mega factory that will be built alongside its existing Driefontein factory in Gauteng. It is due to be commissioned in 2020.

2 days ago

New Spes Bona reservoir will feed these areas in Cape Town
New Spes Bona reservoir will feed these areas in Cape Town

Costing the City of Cape Town R53m, the new 35-million-litre reservoir situated next to the existing 15-million-litre reservoir effectively increases capacity to 50-million litres for the burgeoning greater Durbanville area.

2 days ago

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Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

At least 110-million of the 600-million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone throw from existing power grid infrastructure.

By Rebekah Shirley 2 days ago

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it
How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar.

By Christine Steinmetz 20 Apr 2018

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Battle lines drawn as PIC increases stake in M&R amidst hostile takeover bid

NEWSWATCH: After rejecting Aton's buyout offer of R15 ($1.3) per Murray & Roberts' ordinary share, second biggest shareholder in the engineering and construction firm Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has upped its stake from 15.34% to 20.16%.

20 Apr 2018

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report
Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

A recently released report from PwC Economics analyses the behavioural measures that bring gender equality to emerging tech. 16 nudges for more #WomenInTech notes that the imbalance between men and women in the technology sector is unlikely to be remedied unless organisations, schools and universities work together to change entrenched perceptions about the industry.

19 Apr 2018

Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards
Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards

Renée Minnaar from the University of Pretoria is this year's winner of the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award. Her thesis, entitled, Remediator - Restoring the dichotomous relationship between industry and nature through an urban eco-textile mill and dye house impressed the judges with its insightful way of tackling quintessentially South African issues that cross generations and present compelling reasons to rethink the local built environment in South Africa.

19 Apr 2018